LSU MOA presents an LSU Herbarium Tour

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Museum of Art in collaboration with the LSU Herbarium presents a special behind-the-scenes tour of the LSU Herbarium on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the LSU Museum of Art exhibition Margaret Stones’s Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection.

Join Jennie Kluse, Research Associate LSU Department of Biological Sciences and herbarium manager, for a tour of the LSU Herbarium to view specimens including those collected by Margaret Stones between 1976 – 1988 when she was working on illustrations for “Native Flora of Louisiana.”

This program is held at the LSU Herbarium in the Life Science Annex. Tickets are $5 or free to LSU Museum of Art Members and available at the LSU MOA Store or by contacting 225-389-7207.

This project, which began as six paintings commissioned by the University as part of LSU’s celebration of the nation’s bicentennial, grew over the next 25 years to comprise more than 200 drawings of the native plants of Louisiana.

Founded in 1869, the Louisiana State University Herbarium is the oldest collection of preserved plant specimens in the Gulf South and is the second largest collection of Louisiana plants, housing over 250,000 dried plant specimens.

The LSU Museum of Art features Margaret Stones’s Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection, through August 3.